Re: Testing an ISO with persistence in VirtualBox OSE
I mean a file with an ext2 file system I have created with:
$ dd if=/dev/null of=live-rw bs=1GB seek=1 # for a 100MB sized image file
$/sbin/mkfs.ext2 -F live-rw
Because I was trying it with files instead of partitions.
Anyway, If I tried doing it in your way:
I boot the VM with the live cd in the CD/DVD device. But, what do you
mean by 'partition'? Because, in VirtualBox I can create a .VDI disk,
but how can I make an ext file system on it?
On 29/04/2012, Rui Miguel P. Bernardo <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 12:55 AM, Miguel Villanueva Lobato
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I've tried this creating an ISO image of a directory containing the live
>> debian system image and other image labeled live-rw (with an ext2 fs), and
>> then, using this ISO for the CD/DVD device in VirtualBox, but it doesn't
>> work: Vbox cannot find the boot medium.
>> I've also tried using two CD/DVD devices: one with the system image and
>> other with the live-rw, but there's no way.
>> Can someone help me?
> what do you mean by "and other image labeled live-rw (with an ext2 fs)"?
> It should work booting the virtualbox VM with the live cd, a partition
> disk labeled live-rw, and adding a boot option "persistent".
> I'm not using the latest sid version and I know there have been some
> recent changes about persistence. The debian image is sid? wheezy?
> squeeze? If the image is not sid the usual way should work.